Choose One Space to Begin, Not the "Whole House"I like clients to begin by organizing their kitchen or office junk drawer for three reasons:
It's manageable, impactful, time efficient and most importantly, encourages them to keep going! Then follow my list of room in What Order to Organize. This way you're tackling one room at a time and not trying to get to the whole house in one weekend.
Separate Out Collections in Rooms/Spaces
- By this I mean, don't try to tackle your living room in one sitting, but do take on your magazine collection or organizize the cable clutter, behind your TV or computer. The following day, work on decluttering your coffee table.
- Rather than organize your entire bathroom in one sitting, take 15 minutes today to purge your medicine cabinet of out-dated toiletries, the next day organize your linen closet, the third day install the proper storage implements like hooks or additional vanity shelving.
- Rather than organize your entire bedroom, start with your night table.
- Choose a 30Minute Projectand complete three a week.
- Sort and store one of the following groups in your closet: boots, sweaters, t-shirts, socks.
Bottom LineCompleting a series of smaller organizing tasks allows you to feel a sense of accomplishment without becoming overwhelmed. Lisa Zaslow, Organizer-in-Chief and Founder of Gotham Organizers advises you to begin with a visible area, "start with a place where you'll see results quickly and pace yourself."
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